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Post-harvest Handling and Senescence in Flower Crops: An Overview

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-1992    | Article Id: R-1992 | Page : 145-155
Citation :- Post-harvest Handling and Senescence in Flower Crops: An Overview.Agricultural Reviews.2021.(42):145-155
Jyoti Verma, Parminder Singh jayothiverma@gmail.com
Address : Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, PAU, Ludhiana-141 004, Punjab, India.
Submitted Date : 1-04-2020
Accepted Date : 5-01-2021

Abstract

Floriculture is an in bloom industry comprises of cut flowers, loose flowers and cut greens. Flowers are climacteric which makes them defenseless for huge post-harvest losses. Senescence is a process that follows physiological maturity and leads to death of the whole plant, organ, tissue or a cell. It is one of the imperative factors determining the longevity of the flower. Post-harvest quality of flowers is affected by the pre-harvest factors, stage of harvest and also by postharvest factors. To have better post-harvest life, indulgence of crop-specific management practices is important.

Keywords

Cut flowers Factors Longevity Post-harvest handling Senescence

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